All the Weyrs of Pern (Pern (Chronological Order) #23)
YA-- AIVAS, the Artificial Intelligence Voice Address System that was a part of the original colonists' settlement, is unearthed on the Southern continent after having been buried for generations. This latest volume in the Pern saga deals with the reactions of the various lords, dragonriders, and craftsmen as they realize the impact the artificial intelligence will have on their culture and traditions. With its help, F'lar, Robinton, Lessa, Menolly, and all of the ot
They have done what they set out to do in the beginning of the series- destroy the threat of "Thread". However, this ha...more
The story builds on the events related in an earlier work, Dragonsdawn, a book I found rather dull and slow going.
In the first hundred pages of All the Weyrs of Pern s made mention of so many characters that I seriously considered making a flowchart to help me keep them all straight.
I felt the Artificial Intelligence Voice-Address System did f...more
Many of the Pernians are very suspicious of AIVAS, and call it the abomination. A lot of the craftsmen are jealous, because AIVAS is teaching people better ways of working glass...more
I've only read one other Anne McCaffrey book, the Masterharper of Pern, so for me reading this book was a great way for me to understand the precarious situation of pitting a largely agrarian society versus (however ironically) a return to true Pernese roots. Instead of simply aligning the current culture with the re-discovery of Aivas,...more
It has lots of epic and heroic scope. Some of the characters have started to get sort of annoying, and it really needs a list of dramatis personae. So many years after being actively engaged with the story, it's easier to forget exactly who's who even it comes to peripheral c...more
Well, being sci-fi and fantasy geek all one's young life can wear off after an adult lifetime of earning a living and raising a family (or starting a new one as in my case). Now middle aged, I remember the series and also recall I never read it although my adolecent friends in the highschool sci-fi club were all enthused about it. The decades passed and I found (and still find) that I'm in need of something to which I can listen...more
If you've never read any of the Pern books, I wouldn't recommend starting wit...more
Her parents were George Herbert McCaffrey, BA, MA PhD (Harvard), Colonel USA Army (retired), and Anne Dorothy McElroy McCaffrey, estate agent. She had two...more